The extravagant sports center was co-founded by Dmitry Druzhinsky in 2013, after finding a scarcity of recreational infrastructure in the area. As a consequence of his dedication to club’s members, employees, and the community, the complex has swiftly become the favored venue for families, expert athletes, and cause related charity events. “They are great to work with,” said Darren Port, CEO of Powered by Professionals and one of the runners of this year’s tournament, “He has gone the extra mile to invite us to work with them, and that has helped make the event memorable in the two years we have held it here. The foundation does an excellent job in retaining its expenses marginal to make sure that the funds raised goes towards the cause, and MatchPoint’s helpfulness helps make that possible.”
Jason Pinsky started the charity’s tennis tournament in 2010, “Six years ago I learnt that the foundation was organizing a golf event, and I suggested we should establish a tennis event. The introductory year was like a pilot and it went well, and the demand has been huge ever since. We gather an incredible set of competitive guys for an amazing cause.” In 2015 and 2016, the Foundation is pleased to have raised more than $500,000 for childcare drives covering telemedicine with pediatric specialists, mobile simulation training programs, and symposiums. Dmitry Druzhinsky’s MatchPoint NYC is sited on a three acre lot on Coney Island and possesses over 120,000 square feet of high-class equipment and facilities, but its most significant aspect is a vast nine court indoor tennis arena, the vastest of its kind in Brooklyn.
MatchPoint NYC presented the yearly tennis tournament by R Baby Foundation for yet another year consecutively on Saturday, April 16. Dmitry Druzhinsky, the venue’s co-founder is delighted to announce that more than $250,000 was collected as a result of the event, which included tennis professionals and Wall Street’s top investors. The R Baby Foundation is America’s first and single nonprofit organization with the drive of saving babies’ lives by advancing pediatric care, and till date, has contributed $8 million to hospital programs and protected over one million lives.
Following the stunninggrowth of Brooklyn’s MatchPoint NYC, co-founder Dmitry Druzhinsky has announced that two more locations will soon be opening in the Big Apple. The respected property investor confirmed that the second facility will open in the fourth quarter of 2016, while the third will be ready in 2017.
Along with sports fans, politicians, business and media professionals, and celebrities gather every year to witness the fast-paced competition. Local figures from Brooklyn and the Bronx have been smashing the ball to the wall since 2015 in the Johnny Ray Memorial Pro Wall Ball Tournament at MatchPoint NYC. Dmitry Druzhinsky points out that the cross-town rivalry is led by both Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and engages inner-city and under-served youth in physical activity. The event also benefits the U.S. Wall Ball Association’s education, anti-violence and anti-obesity initiatives. Celebrating the life of Jonathan Ray, the late brother of the USWA CEO and inspiration behind the creation of the association the tournament originally formed in 2012. Dmitry gladly welcomes this opportunity to support organizations that encouorage a healthy lifestyle to the complex.
Local personalities including politicians, business and media professionals, celebrities, and sports fans gather each year to watch the fast-paced action. Since 2015 leaders from Brooklyn and the Bronx have been smashing the ball to the wall in the Johnny Ray Memorial Pro Wall Ball Tournament, which takes place at MatchPoint NYC. Dmitry Druzhinsky says that the cross-town rivalry is fostered by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. with the goal of engaging inner-city and under-served youth in physical activity, and also benefiting the U.S. Wall Ball Association’s education, anti-violence and anti-obesity initiatives. Started in 2012, the tournament celebrates the life of Jonathan Ray, the late brother of the USWA CEO, and inspiration behind the forming of the association. Dmitry celebrates the opportunity to support organizations which promote a healthy lifestyle at his complex.
Numerous leading sporting bodies are looking at Dmitry Druzhinsky’s MatchPoint NYC as the most fitting venue to host tournaments and swanky events because of the 120,000 square feet of open space. Professional tennis figure and Olympic silver medalist, Dinara Safina was present at the Say No to Bullying! Fitness Day. MatchPoint NYC’s Personal Training and Group Fitness employees also executed blood pressure tests free of charge, family activities and engagement related to the issues of bullying. Also, a fresh, one of a kind indoor cycling system was announced. In contrast to stationary bikes, the Real Ryder Indoor Cycling system provides a real interactive cycling experience, a first in New York.
According to the U.S. Wall Ball Association, in the 1930s beach-goers hit a bald tennis ball against the edges of wooden piers. This stirred the interest of New York Parks Department to create public handball courts in city parks. At the moment, the game is a professional sport commonly known as Wall Ball and is played at athletic centers all over the country. Dmitry Druzhinsky, co-founder of MatchPoint NYC, a leading health and fitness complex in Brooklyn, was recently joined by leading lawmakers for the Pro Wall Ball Tournament. The annual grand competition known as “Battle of the Boroughs,” raises understanding of public health and youth empowerment. The winning team was awarded a trophy and a year of bragging rights.
MatchPoint NYC houses a full size gym with top of the line fitness equipment, three group fitness studios, along with a junior Olympic pool, rhythmic gymnastics center, and basketball court in addition to its nine tennis courts. A Yoga studio, outdoor training field and sauna are also offered, along with the competitive MMA and Sambo training programs for youth and adults. Dmitry Druzhinsky notes that as a proud partner of the American Amateur Sambo Federation (AASF), MatchPoint NYC has hosted athletes from more than 12 countries – including Ukraine, Russia, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Israel, Belarus, Armenia and the U.S. – competing in New York for international titles.
Dmitry Druzhinsky, and his fitness center MatchPoint NYC , along with members and staff, are proud to be the facility of choice for a number of cause-driven fundraisers and events that give community members the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in fierce but friendly matches, and inspiring young athletes to stay healthy, follow their passion, and do good. Beyond just wall ball tournaments, Dmitry Druzhinsky hosts Wall Street finance industry professionals for the annual R Baby Foundation New York Tennis Tournament, where they compete to help improve programs for medical care for infants by funding programs at hospitals; including telemedicine with pediatric experts, mobile simulation training program, and symposiums, among others. In the two years it’s been hosted at MatchPoint NYC, the foundation has generated more than $500,000.